Kevin De Bruyne in line to make Manchester City return this weekend against Burnley

Kevin De Bruyne is expected to play some part in Manchester City’s weekend clash with Burnley at the Etihad Stadium, the Mirror reports.

City’s influential Belgian midfielder has been missing since sustaining a knee ligament injury in training back in August, but after resuming training before the international break, the 27-year-old now looks ready to go.

It is possible that De Bruyne could come in for Portuguese teammate Bernardo Silva, who was forced to sit out Portugal’s game against Scotland with a suspected minor injury. Otherwise, an appearance off the bench could happen to ease him back into the fold.

De Bruyne has played just 20 minutes of football for City this season, coming on as a substitute in the 2-0 win away at Arsenal, and Pep Guardiola will soon be able to call on him again heading into the busy November and December months.

Despite his absence, City have fared well in the league and sit top on goal difference ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool.

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